Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Home Province British Columbia Reverses Approval of Christian Law School

In Canada, the controversial Trinity Western University has been dealt a severe setback in its efforts to create a law school based on Christian teachings.  As reported yesterday by Life Site News, benchers of the British Columbia Law Society have voted to rescind their previous approval of the law school after a referendum of the entire membership voted 3 to 1 against the school because of its "community covenant" which requires staff, faculty and students to refrain, among other things, from sex outside of heterosexual marriage. (See prior posting.) Because the school is based in British Columbia, it will be particularly difficult to operate if students are ineligible for bar membership in their home province. The school is now considering whether to appeal the decision to the courts.